Head of foreign affairs department, Slovak Tourist Board
Must Visit: Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a very small, cozy city with a population of 500,000 and is good place to begin your journey. Here you can explore the Bratislava Castle and the nearby city center. Meanwhile, in eastern Slovakia, you will find Košice, which was 2013’s European Capital of Culture and a city full of UNESCO heritage sites and unique cultural activities. You can also visit the largest ice cave in Slovakia, the Dobšinka Ice Cave, which is accessible all throughout the year even during summer.
Must Eat: Cheeses are very unique in Slovakia and one of them is Oštiepok which is made from sheep milk. We also produce good quality wines especially white wine in the south region of Slovakia. Meanwhile, our special national dish is called a halušky, which are dumplings made from potatoes and ham covered with sheep cheese.
Must Do: More than 40 percent of the country is covered by forest. Hence there’s plenty of opportunities to try outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and enjoying the fresh air. Our city streets are not crowded and people are not in a rush, it’s a destination that has a completely different stress-free vibe compared to other European cities.
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